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West Virginia resident celebrates 102nd birthday with family and friends

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

WELLSBURG, W.Va. — On April 4, life-long Brooke County, West Virginia resident William J. McFadden, affectionately referred to as “Pap,” celebrated his 102nd birthday at the Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse near Wellsburg. He shared the day with close to 100 of his family and friends. No one drove him to his party and the event […]

Winners of the 2008 West Virginia Big Buck Contest revealed

Monday, April 13, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The winners of the 2008 West Virginia Big Buck Contest have been announced by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, according to Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Gene Thorn, chairman of the West Virginia Big Buck Contest Review Committee. The contest is sponsored by Toyota and administered by the Division […]

Daffodil Drive-It-Yourself tour to feature 13 stops in Carroll County

Monday, April 13, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Natural Recourses Committee will hold its second annual Daffodil Drive-It-Yourself Tour of Carroll County April 19 with map and trip program pick-up at the Carroll County Fairgrounds from 1-4 p.m. The stops will be open from 1-6 p.m. Dinner The Carroll County Fair Barn […]

Time to thank your Mom for all she’s done

Saturday, April 11, 2009

She brought you into this world, watched you grow, taught you right from wrong and will love you always. She guided you through the good times and not-so-good times and instilled in you the knowledge needed to face and conquer the outside world. She has provided a support system that will be in place forever. […]

Ag group says farm prices need to be in line with producer production costs

Friday, April 10, 2009

AMES, Iowa — As sectors of America’s economy begins to show preliminary signs for a recovery, the nation’s farm economy remains deeply troubled. U.S. men and women who produce grains and milk for America’s table are receiving, on average, one-half of what they did in mid-2008. At the same time, their input costs are higher […]

Pennsylvania nursery growers must sign up for crop insurance by May 1

Friday, April 10, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff urged nursery growers who want to be protected against losses for a full year to sign up for crop insurance coverage by May 1 because adverse weather, wildlife damage and the marketability of their crop cannot be predicted. Enrollment in new multiple peril crop insurance, or MPCI, policies […]

Program ensures fair market value

Friday, April 10, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) program have implemented new regulations in accordance with the 2008 farm bill. Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments provide financing and marketing assistance for wheat, rice, feed grains, soybeans, other oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, honey, wool and mohair. Eligibility This assistance is […]

Organic producers eligible for EQIP

Friday, April 10, 2009

COLUMBUS — Ohio farmers who are transitioning to organic agriculture or who are currently certified organic can receive special assistance for meeting their conservation goals under new provisions in the 2008 farm bill. Farmers may apply for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). They can receive up to $20,000 per year or […]

Ohio businesses showcased in Israel’s Agritech tradeshow

Friday, April 10, 2009

CLEVELAND — The Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative of the Negev Foundation ( will showcase Ohio agricultural businesses and organizations in a special booth at the Agritech 2009 International Tradeshow in Tel-Aviv, Israel from May 5-7. The Ohio booth, part of the initiative’s ongoing efforts to enhance Ohio-Israel agribusiness relations, will feature 27 Ohio companies, agricultural associations […]

New book completes pasture-based livestock production series

Friday, April 10, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — The fourth and final book in the pasture-based livestock production series, Animal Production Systems for Pasture-Based Livestock Production, NRAES-171, is available through NRAES. This new book closely examines the nutritional requirements and special health needs of grazing and browsing animals — including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses — and […]


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